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The flight to freedom

She lay in the warmth of the cocoon
The eerie silence troubled her soul
Clangor of awakening made a deafening sound
She stirred and knew it was time,
Her dreary eyes foraged for the light
Her body beat with surreal rhythm
She wanted to break out
She wanted to soar into the sky
To the flight of freedom
She gingerly took a step forward
Closed her eyes and took the leap of faith
She was falling, falling deep down into the abyss
Just then, a hand reached out of nowhere
He held her weightless form
Pulled her back to safety
She straddled to find her ground
He let her find her feet again
He let the Caged bird fly!

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If wishes were horses!

I wish for a day,

My shackled thoughts
break the reins of conscience
My locked emotions
flow like an unbridled stream
My dulcet words
cut like a  sharp knife
My innocent eyes
shine with a devilish glint
My subdued voice
breaks out into a harangue
My sleepy soul
wakes up to the bigger truth
My fragile heart
fearless and ready to break
The things I feel, I would say
I wish for all this to come true
They stay with me for keeps
Not just for a Single Day!

An Idle mind

Dodging across hurdles, zipping past roadblocks taking deep breaths and racing to the finish line. No, I am not describing a scene from “Need for Speed” here. This is just another day in the life of most people.Life has become so hectic in today’s world , your mind just refuses to switch off. We are constantly multi-tasking and want more and more out of life. It feels too noisy in there, too crowded!

My mind is so restless nowadays, I can barely hear my inner voice. I know it is trying to convey something to me. It is asking me to slow down and talk. So one day I decided to switch off my noisy engine and turn on my inner voice. For a moment I could feel nothing. This feeling was quite alien to me. Silence engulfed my mind and body.It subduded my inner voice with a deafening silence. Silence is powerful.Once it overpowers you , you are under its spell!! You start thinking clearly when you are silent.An idle mind is a great way to rejuvenate. To feel alive! Thus, I have decided that once in a few days I shall spend time with myself. Be alone with silence!

Three to Tango!!!

                  I

I am the one who has troubled you,

Kept you wide awake in your sleep

Slithered viciously in your thoughts

Made you cringe and weep

You try to keep me dormant

I break the shackles of time

You trick me into a labyrinth

I wriggle out leaving you mime

You try to bury me deep inside

I dig my way from down under

YOu wipe your hands full of dirt

I surface to your soul, tearing it asunder

I cannot leave you alone

In you till you breath your last

Etched deep in your conscious

I am yours truly “PAST”!!

 

                II

I am the one who will cajole you

Lull you to a deep slumber

Show you a hazy tomorrow

Make you gasp with astounding wonder

You will look for me in a pack of cards

I will shuffle out your destiny

You will stare into the crystal ball

Hoping To soothe your anxiety

You will seek for me in the alignment of planets

I may play a game of hide and seek

You may follow the ridges of your palm

To see I am bright or bleak

U will dread me ,hope for me

I am the wily,promising creature

To be written in golden ink

I will be yours only “FUTURE”

 

               III

 I am the one you cannot escape

I keep you sane and sound

Swaying between your past and future

I keep your feet on the ground

I don’t judge you for the lost treasure

I gear up for the unknown quest

Shut your demons in the closet

Prepare you for the best

Nurture me and protect me

Keep me away from discontent

I am the gift of today

I am yours truly, the humble “PRESENT”

Discover your passion!

                       A life without passion is like a soul trapped in a box without a key! – Me

The day when a person realizes their true calling in life, is the day when they actually wake up from their deep slumber. Till then, they are just sleepwalking!!!

Many people spend their entire lives in finding their passion in life. Luckily, some find it too early! And when they do find it,the only thing they do is : Dream,eat,talk about the thing that does not let them sleep!

I know when I see a person in love with their work! They are so happy with themselves. They love their job, its not a job for them anymore. These people don’t just talk about some fancy ,crazy ideas. They are living them in flesh and blood.Sleep is an inevitable evil for them. If some drug is invented to keep them awake, trust me they would administer it on themselves. Why isn’t everybody like them? What makes them so different?

For starters, They love their work. Its not just a way to earn their daily bread and butter. Its much more to them.

it’s their dream to fulfill their crazy ideas. To see them up and working! Their world would come crashing down if they never reached the completion stage. Their existence would be in question. Their reason to be happy would be snatched. And this thought alone makes them suffer! Suffer the innumerable tough choices they have to make.The sacrifices, the disappointments, the rejections, the brickbats, the insinuations! But, they are not alone in this journey. Their support system , i.e their families also go through this rigmarole. They are a part of their dream. I believe that No one in this world is “Self made”. I feel It’s just a term loosely used. Passion is the key that drives us , but a car does not run on one wheel alone. “Balance is essential. Support is crucial”. We need a support system to fuel the fire. To keep it burning till the end!

The people who have this treasure are truly blessed souls!! The rest of us, keep searching for that one thing that defines you, completes you!!  Discover your passion, Sleep on it!!

A simple dish named Life!!

“Life gives you two options :Live or Die. Some of us, die living.”

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Stop. Look. Hear. Breathe! Simple , isn’t it? How hard is it? We surely don’t need a manual to go through it. No standard operating procedures either. Directions to make it perfect maybe?

The dish named “Life”
A complicated yet simple dish never served on a platter!
Tasty if made with the right mix of ingredients!

Preparation time: Always impromptu!
Cooking time: Set the timer till your last breath.

Ingredients:

A teaspoon of patience,

A dash of determination,

Loads of passion,

Huge chunks of attitude,

A tablespoon of sugar,

A pinch of compromise,

And to pep it up ,salt to taste!

Instructions :
There is no standard procedure.Just throw in the ingredients at the right moment in the right quantity. You will know when,how and why?

Some suggestions to make the dish interesting:
1. Believe in yourself. You are the Master chef! You call the shots. If you mess up,it’s your dish , fix it! if it turns out well,relish it!
2. Take the time to live your life.  Do the things you love. Enjoy it ,bite by bite. Feel it, savor the moment!
3. Never take anything or anyone for granted.If neglected while preparing, the dish can turn sour!
4. No dream is too big. If you feel confident ,go for it!
5. Don’t just talk, act now. Empty vessels make a lot of noise.
6. It’s never too late for anything. You can always start over.
7. Sometimes you will fall short of a few ingredients. Switch off for some time and spring back again. A few short breaks will only add to the taste.

Tips:

Garnish it with dollops of love and care. Serve alongside a million dollar smile!Enjoy!!!

Who am I?

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Bemused with the annoying thought,
To be number one or a naught!
To sprint ahead in the rat race,
Or should I walk at my own pace?

Blindly follow the successful path known,
Or stumble forward all on my own?
My purpose to stay alive,
Should I fully live or barely survive?

Should I be a meek spectator,
Shouldn’t my opinions truly matter?
One more successful face in the crowd,
Or should my voice be heard aloud?

Go hunting for the unknown treasures,
Or should I stay back for life’s true pleasures?
Get stuck in a rut under a pile of money,
Or do what I love for my jar of honey?

Try to fit into someone else’s large feet,
Or should I set my own record to beat?
Eat to my heart’s content or to satiate my greed?
Should I demand only what I need?

Play a part in God’s written story,
Or should I find my own way to glory?
To Become what I have been told,
Or let my destiny slowly unfold?

All these questions of how and why?
Will I ever get the answer to Who am I???

The Common Man

Trapped in a cocoon

A bane or a boon?

Worked out like a drone

Stifled voices muttering alone

 

Huddled aside like creepy vermin

Eaten alive from deep within

Blown up or run down at  mere sight

Staggering to stand up with all might

 

Never ever do they wipe our tears

Barging they come once every five years

Promises galore for a future so bright

Victory ensures they are out of sight

 

See me as a threat

One day they shall regret

A blazing arrow from a dormant quiver

Enough for them to shake and shiver!!!